A 68-YEAR-OLD woman had to be airlifted to hospital after suffering serious injuries when she was thrown from a horse.

The unnamed rider suffered leg and pelvic injuries during the accident at Annfield Plain, near Stanley, County Durham.

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Emergency services were called around 5.45pm on Saturday and the Great North Air Ambulance attended. She was treated by the doctor led crew and road paramedics before being flown to the RVI in Newcastle. Her condition was described as ‘stable’.

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